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I am building a new Rig and I need advice on how to save but get the best I can for a limited price. I play games only so I dont use my PC for any Storage. I need to know if I should go with AMD or Intel on this build. 2 things I dont do is OC or run SLI/Crossfire I know ill get some comment as ur a dope or something but I dont have patience to OC then test this test that.

 

I want to build and play. Now onto what I came up with. I need your advice on AMD or Intel for gaming and what will save me the most money.

 

What I chose is there anyway to save some extra must be at newegg I have newegg credit:

 

Liteon DVD Burner: iHAS124-04: $17.99

 

NZXT Source 210 (Black) Has side window which I like): $47.58

 

Rosewill capstone 550w modular: $90.00

 

Team Dark Series 8GB (2x4gb) 1600: $60.99

 

Asrock Z77 Extreme3 1155: $119.99

 

i5-3570k: $219.99

 

Hyper 212 EVO: $34.99

 

Samsung 840 Pro 128 gb SSD: $150.00

 

PowerColor AX7950: $269.99

 

 

Total $1019.13

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The only dope I see here is a lonely right parentheses.

I would say get a 7950 with an aftermarket cooler (the ones with two or more fans) because they will be quieter. Everything else looks great and you will love it. Not sure how many games you can fit on that SSD but you might want to grab a cheap 500gb or 1tb for more games.

 

Everything else (cooler, psu, case, mobo, cpu, ram) all looks good and they are well-rated products.

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usually i wouldn't recommend that Asrock board but since you aren't planning to overclock, then ok. The rest of the parts look fine.

If you went AMD then i would consider a FX6350 with a GB 990FXA-UD3. Tho the Intel build will perform better.
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post #4 of 56
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usually i wouldn't recommend that Asrock board but since you aren't planning to overclock, then ok. The rest of the parts look fine.

If you went AMD then i would consider a FX6350 with a GB 990FXA-UD3. Tho the Intel build will perform better.

 

If i went with the FX6350 and the 990FXA-UD3 that drops me to $950.00 for 70 saved im just not sure the performance drop is worth it unless you feel otherwise


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 6/8/13 at 12:43pm
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If i went with the FX6350 and the 990FXA-UD3 that drops me to $950.00 is it worth dropping down to save 70.00. I just dont want to drop in huge in performance

No it's not, you take a big hit in performance http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=701
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If i went with the FX6350 and the 990FXA-UD3 that drops me to $950.00 is it worth dropping down to save 70.00. I just dont want to drop in huge in performance

No it's not, you take a big hit in performance http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=701

this^ saving just $70 wouldn't be worth it
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No it's not, you take a big hit in performance http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=701

 

I think im going to drop from the 3570K to a non K which is $214.00 with $20.00 off which brings it to $194. If I keep everything else and drop to a 3570 non K my new total would be 994.13 instead of $1019

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No it's not, you take a big hit in performance http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=701

I think im going to drop from the 3570K to a non K which is $214.00 with $20.00 off which brings it to $194. If I keep everything else and drop to a 3570 non K my new total would be 994.13 instead of $1019

since you are not overclocking that would be the way to go. the 3570 non k is no slouch. smile.gif
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I like it, simple and to the point. The case is OK, there are others that also have front intake along with the side panel. I do like the Source, don't get me wrong.

InWin GT1 $60
Rosewill Patriot $59.50 w/ promo
BitFenix Shinobi $75
Tempest 410 $80. This is $60 on Amazon but I know you want to buy from Newegg.

The Shinobi is gorgeous but very similar to the Source.


IDK how the z77 ASRock Extreme3 is overclocking but my z68 version of the board doesn't hold me back in the least, I can run my 2700k at 5Ghz no problem. I'm aware you are not interested in OC'ing but I just wanted to share my support of the Extreme3.
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I like it, simple and to the point. The case is OK, there are others that also have front intake along with the side panel. I do like the Source, don't get me wrong.

InWin GT1 $60
Rosewill Patriot $59.50 w/ promo
BitFenix Shinobi $75
Tempest 410 $80. This is $60 on Amazon but I know you want to buy from Newegg.

The Shinobi is gorgeous but very similar to the Source.


IDK how the z77 ASRock Extreme3 is overclocking but my z68 version of the board doesn't hold me back in the least, I can run my 2700k at 5Ghz no problem. I'm aware you are not interested in OC'ing but I just wanted to share my support of the Extreme3.

 

2 more questions and thanks for the case recommendations. I will give them a look.

 

Would you change the PSU to something different as well as the MOBO or just keep these. I wont be OCing any nor will I be doing any SLI/Crossfire

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